There are two training rooms and a large kitchen area where adults have an opportunity to practice new life skills of their choice.
These activities may include:
Daily living tasks
Developmental table games
Trained volunteers schedule their time at the Center to conduct recreational activities, work as partners on skill games, discuss current events, and teach new social skills.
The Life Skills Development program enables individuals to select from multiple work opportunities. Participants can learn on the job at government and commercial facilities under the direction/coaching of CCI Project Managers. This prepares a person for independent competitive employment or supportive employment in their community. CCI offers employee assistance when an individual requests gainful competitive employment as a person goal.
CCI believes it is important to have a balance between work and recreation. Opportunities are available for all individuals to participate in recreational activities on a regular basis. The activities requested provide a variety for good, safe, and fun healthy living.
The most popular recreational activities include:
Cycling – Many individuals enjoy cycling after work and on the weekends.
Golf – Individuals have the opportunity to practice their golf skillsInstruction and guidance is provided for putting, driving, chipping and pitching.
Bowling – Every Tuesday evening individuals practice their bowling skills
Dances – Themed dances 2nd Friday of most months
As with all of the program opportunities available at CCI, a person centered approach supports job placement identified by the potential employee’s skill sets, passions, strengths, and areas for development. Each employee works alongside a project manager or job coach that serves as a mentor to reinforce quality/competitive work habits and personal growth.
Life Skills Development
The Life Skills Development Center is a facility located at 370 Deerhide Cresent, Toronto, ON. The program operates year round with minimal holiday breaks. Adults with varying disabilities such as Downs Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Intellectual and Developmental and Visual and Hearing impairments work with staff who support their personal goals. Funding for this training program is provided in part by private funding and contributions.